Friday, September 30, 2011

Tank starts recording new album

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Tank - featuring Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar alongside ex-Rainbow/Yngwie Malmsteen frontman Doogie White, ex-Bruce Dickinson bassist Chris Dale and ex-Zodiac Mindwarp drummer Dave 'Grav' Cavill - are back in action.
Work has already begun on the follow up to the “War Machine” album from 2010. Doogie, Mick and Cliff have been busy writing new material. While it is too early to give details on the tracks, they are said to be in a similar vein to “War Machine” but with a heavier angle. Working song titles so far include, "One Thousand Deaths", "War Without End" and "Heavier Than Thou". The album is scheduled for release in early Spring  2012.
The band is currently on a tour promoting “War Machine” album. Here are the remaining dates:
Friday 30th September, SPAIN - Ritmo y Compas, Madrid
Saturday 1st October, SPAIN - Martohell Festival, Barcelona (headlining)
Friday 7th October, HOLLAND - Rock Temple, Kerkrade
Saturday 8th October, BELGIUM - Rock Of Ages Festival, Oostrozebeke (headlining)
Fri 18th November, SWEDEN - Rock At Sea

On this Youtube page you can check out a live video recorded at the recent edition of Turrock Festival in Germany.

Einherjer receiving great reviews

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It's been three weeks since Einherjer released Norrøn and now they are joining Kvelertak on the charts at #38 

We celebrate that with announcing that the  Norrøn Vinyl is finally in. 

Order here: 


Or go to your local record shop!

Norrøn got overvelming good reviews from Europe. 

9/9 Rock City News
9,5/10 Xtreem Music
5/6 Scream Magazine (Album of the month)
9/10 Sweden Metal
9,5/10 Hard Times
9/10 Metal Mundo
83/100 Rock Tribune
80/100 Aardschok
8/10 Rock Hard

Kvelertak in the Norwegian charts

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Last week Kvelertak released their special edition re-issue of their debut, and are now back on the norwegian sales charts at #39. 

The special edition will include bonus tracks, extended artwork and a DVD with music videos, live recordings and a documentary of the making of their debut album.

Order here: 


Or go to your local record shop!


Due to physical health Trap Them has to cancel their tour with Kvelertak. Trap Them will be replaced by The Secret. 


08.11.11 Norway Bergen Ole Bull Scene
09.11.11 Norway Stavanger Folken
10.11.11 Norway Oslo Rockefeller
11.11.11 Norway Trondheim Samfundet
12.11.11 Sweden Stockholm Strand
13.11.11 Day Off    
14.11.11 Finland  Helsinki Tavastia
15.11.11 Finland  Tampere  Pakkahuone
16.11.11 Day Off    
17.11.11 Sweden Gothenburg Sticky Fingers


presented by Metal Hammer, Visions, Fuze

18.11.11 Germany Hamburg Logo
19.11.11 Germany Köln Underground
20.11.11 Holland Nijmegen  Doornroosje
21.11.11 UK Oxford O2 Academy 2
22.11.11 UK Birmingham  O2 Academy 3
23.11.11 North Ireland Belfast The Speakeasy at Queens
24.11.11 UK Glasgow  O2 ABC
25.11.11 UK Manchester Roadhouse
26.11.11 UK London Underworld
27.11.11 Belgium Hasselt Muziekodroom
28.11.11 France Nantes Le Ferraileur
29.11.11 France Paris Nouveau Casino
30.11.11 Germany Karlsruhe Substage
01.12.11 Switzerland Zürich Abart
02.12.11 Italy Roncade New Age Club
03.12.11 Austria Wien Szene
04.12.11 Germany Leipzig Conne Island
05.12.11 Czech Rep Prague Matrix !!! NEW !!! 

06.12.11 Germany Berlin Festsaal Xberg
07.12.11 Germany Aschaffenburg Colos Saal
08.12.11 Germany München Backstage
09.12.11 Germany Nürnberg Hirsch
10.12.11 Germany Münster Sputnikhalle
11.12.11 Denmark Aarhus Voxhall
12.12.11 Denmark Copenhagen Vega

13.12.11 Sweden Malmo Kulturbolaget

Shining releasing live CD/DVD

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For the first time ever, the raw energy of their legendary live performances has been captured on tape in a setting organized solely by the band itself. Produced by the multi-talented front-man Munkeby, and backed by the same mixing and mastering team as on their previous Blackjazz studio album, we could not get a truer version of what Blackjazz is meant to be. Straight from the horse’s mouth, this is the new standard that bands will strive to match for the next 10 or 20 years to come.

 “This is basically the “Greatest Hits” album we have always dreamed of, now beautifully combined with breath-taking film footage vibrating with power. It feels good to know that people can now truly experience how much fire and effort we pour into our live shows. It could not have been better!” - Jørgen Munkeby

With all the blackness and all the humor, “Live Blackjazz” is the perfect display of a new genre rising. With all it’s technicality and all it’s rough shooting from the hip. With the trademark meltdown guitar tones and the Bonham-reborn-as-an-android drumming. Finally we also have the proof; the saxophone is the new Devil’s instrument.

Produced by Munkeby 

Mixed by Sean Beavan (Marilyn MansonNine Inch NailsSlayer)

Mastered by Tom Baker (Marilyn MansonDavid LynchNine Inch Nails)

Graded by John Cryer (Muse)

Film directed by Anders Børresen

Seventh Wonder headlining ProgPower Europe

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Progressive metal outfit SEVENTH WONDER are set to mark a new highpoint in the bands career on 30th September 2011 with their prestigious headline appearance for the opening night of Europe’s leading progressive / power metal festival “ProgPower Europe 2011”.

This headline appearance is another highlight of what is turning out to be a magnificent 2011 for the band with the ongoing critical and commercial success of their fourth album “The Great Escape” (released December 2010) and the success of the promotional video for “Alley Cat” taken from the current album rapidly approaching 200,000 views on YouTube (

After a long search 2011 has also seen the band confirm Stefan Norgren (ex Lion’s Share) as their new drummer, and also seen vocalist Tommy Karevik perform guest vocals for Kamelot on the European leg of their 2011 world tour.

The 80 minute headline set at ProgPower 2011 see Seventh Wonder set to offer up some special surprises and serves as a thank you to the bands fanbase for their ongoing support since the bands formation.

Crylord posts video clip

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Lion Music are pleased to present the first video from new signing BOGUSLAW BALCERAK’S CRYLORD. The track “Warriors Moon” is taken from the bands debut album “Blood Of The Prophets” features the vocals of Carsten 'Lizard' Schulz (Evidence One, ex Domain) and offers a taste of the epic powerful metal heard on the upcoming album that sees worldwide release on 14th October 2011.

Led by the prestigious talents of guitarist Boguslaw Balcerak, "Blood Of The Prophets" breathes new life into the neo-classical genre with 12 first class songs chock full of big riffs, dynamic rhythms, jaw dropping guitar solos and infectious vocal melodies from 3 of the most acclaimed vocalist in the field - the aforementioned Carsten ‘Lizard’ Schulz and neo-classical legends Mark Boals (ex Malmsteen / Ring Of Fire) and Göran Edman (ex Malmsteen / Brazen Abbot).

Thursday, September 29, 2011

HateSphere streams two new songs

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The infamous Scandinavian thrash-institution, HateSphere, is once again ready to release hell on earth with a string of European shows in order to back up their 7th full length "The Great Bludgeoning" – released worldwide 21st-26th  September through Napalm Records. More European shows will be added in November and December and the band plans to continue the touring during the spring of 2012. More info coming soon!

To celebrate the release of the album, HateSphere is streaming two new songs from the album on their facebook bandpage. The songs are entitled “Need To Kill” and “Smell of Death”!

For fans of HateSphere, it is now possible to order new merchandise via Indiemerch in the USA and Impericon in the EU. Limited vinyl edition of “The Great Bludgeoning” is also available through Supreme Chaos Records and regular download can be purchased via iTunes or other online music retailers.

DEC 10 - TORHOUT (BE) Club de B
DEC 16 - PARIS (FR) La Glazart
DEC 17 - ESSEN (NL) Turock

SPV presents: Kill Devil Hill

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KILL DEVIL HILL, the new project featuring acclaimed drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Dio) and bassist Rex Brown (Pantera, Down) have signed with SPV/Steamhammer.  The band is rounded out by guitar slinger Mark Savon and killer vocalist Dew Bragg.  Their debut album is tentatively scheduled for a March 2012 release.
Vinny Appice commented on signing to SPV and what people can expect from KILL DEVIL HILL: “We are a new band with the power, energy and history to stand out, create music and be successful. We are proud to be with SPV, a label with the same attitude, talent and drive!”
Bassist Rex Brown is equally excited about joining the SPV family: “It is with a great pleasure to be aboard the SPV Music Blanket.  We are looking forward to a great new experience with a label that has put out many great metal records. Cheers!”
The still untitled release is being produced by Warren Riker who is best known for his work with Down, Corrosion of Conformity, Sublime, and Cathedral. 
 Olly Hahn (A&R Steamhammer/SPV) on signing KILL DEVIL HILL: "It`s a great pleasure to welcome KILL DEVIL HILL to the SPV family. It´s not only because of Rex Brown and Vinny Appice, mostly it`s because of their music and that they are a real band. Music wise they don`t neglect their past but they also give some fresh elements to our beloved music genre called Heavy Metal!"
KILL DEVIL HILL is currently taking a short break from the studio for a short US club tour starting October 2nd in Clifton, NJ.  A complete list of dates is below:
 10/2/11 Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
 10/4/11 Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street
 10/5/11 Reading, PA @ Reverb
 10/7/11 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
 10/8/11 Spartanburg SC @ Ground Zero
 10/9/11 Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Petes
 10/13/11 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
 10/14/11 Fort Worth, TX @ The Aardvark
 10/15/11 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
 10/19/11 San Antonio, TX @ Back Stage Live
 10/20/11 Shreveport, LA @ Riverside Warehouse
 10/21/11 Jackson, MS @ Club Fire
 10/22/11 Lafayette, LA @ Grant Street Hall
 10/25/11 Cookeville, TN  @ Amps and Ramps
 10/27/11 Kent, OH @ Outpost Concert Club
 10/28/11 Columbus, OH @ Slapsy Maxie
 10/29/11 Covington, KY @ The MaddHadder
 10/31/11 Omaha, NE @ Chrome Lounge
 11/2/11 Des Moines, IA @ The House of Bricks
 11/3/11 Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers
 11/4/11 Salina, KS @ Santa Fe Saloon
 11/5/11 St Louis, MO @ Pitters Tavern

New Korn album December 6th

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Korn announced today that they will release their tenth studio album, The Path of Totality on December 6.
But this one is unlike any Korn record.  It's even unlike any record released before.
The Path of Totality is an experimental album which finds Korn shifting gears and exploring new territory. That should hardly come as a shock to the band's diehard fans, as Korn exploded onto the scene in the'90s and established themselves as hard rock game changers from that point on.
For The Path of Totality, the band collaborated with some of the leading dubstep and electronic producers in the world, including Skrillex, Excision, Datsik, Noisia, Kill the Noise, and 12th Planet. The result is something completely new, yet utterly and definitively Korn.  Leave it to a band like Korn to continue to reinvent itself two decades deep into its career.
"The title The Path of Totality refers to the fact that in order to see the sun in a full solar eclipse, you must be in the exact right place in the exact right time," Korn frontman Jonathan Davis explained. "That's how this album came together. I think all the producers feel the same way. I'm not sure it could ever happen again"
The band's recent (and much lauded) collaboration with dubstep's hottest producer, Skrillex, titled "Get Up!," was the surprise rock hit of the summer, the buzz of which started in Coachella's dance tent in April 2011, when Jonathan and Munky joined Skrillex on stage for a show stealing unannounced performance of the song.
That performance generated the start of a deafening buzz. The track  has sold over 150,000 downloads, while the lyric video has generated nearly two million views and counting.  The song, a Top 10 rock radio hit,  still continues to be one of the best testing songs on the format over 24 weeks after its release.
Adds James "Munky" Shaffer, "Get Up" started as a bit of an experiment, but we had such an amazing response from our fans and had such a great time collaborating that a full album of tracks came together in a couple of months. We couldn't wait to get to the studio every day to finish the next song."

Some of the song titles from The Path of Totality are: "Narcissistic Cannibal", "Burn The Obedient." "Illuminati," "Kill Mercy Within," and "Chaos Lives In Everything."
The album will be released in two configurations: as a standard 11 song CD and a special edition CD that will include bonus tracks as well as a DVD of The Encounter, a full length video concert of Korn's mind-blowing, once in a lifetime performance in the middle of a 900 ft long crop circle in a wheat field in Bakersfield.  The complete concert, previously seen last year on TV and online in an abbreviated form, will be offered in its entirety to those who purchase the deluxe version.
Additionally, today Korn announced that the first leg of their  'Path of Totality (P.O.T.)' tour will play key ballrooms and feature  dubstep DJ's Datsik and Downlink, as well as young upstart Dutch Dub-rockers Dope D.O.D.  Expect a groundbreaking experience unlike any other Korn tour.
Tickets to some of the shows go on sale this weekend to the general public, but pre-sale and brand new VIP packages are available starting Wednesday at noon ET exclusively at
Nov. 3 Boston
Nov. 4 New York City
Nov. 5 Philadelphia, PA
Nov. 6  Huntington, NY
Nov. 9 Miami FL
Nov.10 Orland, FL
Nov. 11 Tampa, FL
Nov. 12 Atlanta, GA
Nov. 16 Tulsa, OKA
Nov. 18 San Antonio,  TX
Nov. 19 Houston, TX
Nov. 20 Dallas, TX

Sliplnot re-issues "Iowa"

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It's been 10 years since Slipknot unleashed its second album, Iowa, on the world. Slipknot had impacted the music scene in revolutionary, unpredictable ways and established themselves as a way of life for their fans with their 1999-released, self-titled debut.  But Iowa was the album that further proved the band had fully arrived and had no intentions of leaving.  It was the band's statement that that they would continue to make music their way, according to their rules and always for their fans, with their middle fingers pointed firmly at the rest of the world.

To celebrate the album's decade of existence, the band is releasing a special, tenth anniversary edition of this landmark release, which will drop on November 1, 2011.

The anniversary edition will include plenty of extras for the maggots and beyond to feast upon.

It will be issued as a two-disc, one-DVD digipak with brand new artwork, including photography by M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan of the band.   Disc One will comprise the original Iowa album along with a remix of "My Plague" as an added bonus track. Disc Two will include the full live audio from the legendary Disasterpieces DVD, where the band's 2002 show at the London Arena was captured by 30 cameras and released as a concert film. The DVD will include Goat, a new film directed by Crahan featuring never-before-seen interviews and footage showing the madness that surrounded the Iowa era, plus four music videos.

The official track listings are as follows:

Disc 1: Iowa

People = Shit
My Plague
Everything Ends
The Heretic Anthem
Left Behind
The Shape
I Am Hated
Skin Ticket
New Abortion
My Plague (New Abuse Mix)

Disc 2: Disasterpieces  - Live In London 2002
People = Shit
Left Behind
Drum Solo
My Plague
New Abortion
The Heretic Anthem
Spit It Out
Wait And Bleed

Disc 3: GoatHour long film capturing the insanity of Iowadirected by M. Shawn Crahan.

Music Videos:
My Plague
Left Behind
The Heretic Anthem (Live)
People = Shit (Live)

In other Slipknot news, the band is bringing 4 tracks spanning their career to the Rock Band video game. Fans can download and play along to "Wait and Bleed", "Left Behind", "Pulse of the Maggots" and "Snuff" in Rock Band 3, available on September 27th, 2011. 

Watch the trailer promoting the release here:

Insense touring Europe

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This November and December Insense will tour Europe. Several dates are with the the Defenders of the Fait tour with Trivium, In Flames, Ghost and Rise to Remain. 

"Tiny Insense is going on tour with the metal greats! There will be so many firsts for us it's hard to keep track. Although we have an image to take care of - we're giddy like little babies!"
- Tommy Hjelm (Insense)

Insense is known for their brutal and energetic live shows and even impressed the In Flames vocalist Anders Fridén so much that he decided to become the bands manager. 

“First time I heard them, I wanted more. They have this amazing ability to sound extreme yet poised, dark yet beautiful, hardcore yet soft, technical yet simplistic, all without falling into the “pathetic”-trap. They are an extreme metal band that’s comfortable to listen to. They’re difficult to categorize that way.”
- Anders Fridén (In Flames and Insense manager)

Click here to watch a video introduction about Insense

Tour dates. 
14. November. Oslo. Oslo Spektrum. Norway. 

16. November. Helsinki. Ice Hall. Finland. 

18. November. Stocholm, Hovet. Sweden. 

19. November. Göteborg, Scandinavium. Sweden. 

21. November. Ludwigsburd, Arena Ludwigsburd. Germany.

22. November. Offencach am Main, Staddthalle Offenbach. Germany. 
23. November. München, Zenith – Die Kulturhalle. Germany. 

25. November. Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle. Germany.
26. November. Hamburg, Sporthalle. Germany. 

27. November. Brussels, AB Brussels. Belgium. 

28. November. Paris, Olympia Hall. France. 

30. November. Tilburd, 013. Netherlands. 

01. December. Southampton. Southampton Guidhall. UK. 

02. December. Wolverhamption, Wolverhamption Civic Hall. UK.

03. December. Manchester, Manchester Academy 1. UK.

04. December. London, 02 Academy Brixtion. UK. 

06. December. Glasgow, 02 Acedamy Glasgow.UK. 

07. December. Newcastle Upon Tyne, 02 Academy Newcastle. UK. 
08. December. Plymouth, Plymouth Pavilions. UK. 

April this year Insense released their 4. album Burn in Beautiful Fire.

Massacre Records pre-listenings

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Fans can listen to brandnew tracks on
CORONATUS - Fernes Land
HATE SQUAD - Katharsis
ELM STREET - Barbed Wire Metal
DESCENDING - No Other Gods Before Me
KAMBRIUM - Among The Lost
DIABOLOS DUST - Ruins Of Mankind

Official statement from Edu Falaschi

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At last I would like to clarify some facts about my voice with all the sincerity, humility and integrity that I may have.

For over 20 years I have worked without a day off in the Heavy Metal style, and we all know how difficult and technically demanding it is. Joining Angra I had to fit a particularly high way of singing, which was totally out of my range, and of the vast majority of the singers! At the time I took the responsibility and faced all the pressure. But 10 years ago it was much easier due to the physical factor, excitement and age. I started to feel, year after year, gradually, the difficulties of singing something so high and out of my natural trait. I fought to the end! I did everything possible to continue to sing the songs, particularly the old ones, always in high pitches, because the melodic metal audience has ever “demanded” this of us singers. But unfortunately, today, older and more experienced, I assume that I am no longer able to sing so high. I am extremely tired and feeling the weight of all that in my voice, including the region that has always been the most comfortable for me! I’m a baritone singer who dominates the mediums and lows, with drive, singing with a more aggressive chest voice, as I did in Symbols and do in Almah. I have conquered many things and built much of my story with my own style.

Therefore, I made a decision, thinking only and exclusively about the health of my voice and integrity of my career, which I have built with so much struggle and dedication. After fulfilling all the promotional activities of MOTION, scheduled until the end of the year, I will stop indefinitely to finally rest and be able to deal properly with my health. But I have to point out that from today on I’ll just sing whatever is in my natural range, be it in Angra or any other band, for my own good! I want to be who I really am, instead of being what people want me to be! In the meantime, I’ll continue with my activities as a producer and composer, which are things I love doing, and will not harm at all the progress of my recovery.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the fans who always supported me and defend me unconditionally! I will always do my best writing and singing good music for you guys, with all my truth and emotion! This is the first step to a new time in my life! I have confidence in the future and will always be passionate about the greatest music ever, HEAVY METAL!

Edu Falaschi

New recording project: Nufutic

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Federico Gasperi, general manager at Nadir Music, revealed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (PESTILENCE, ex-OBSCURA) joins forces with producer and guitar/keyboard virtuoso Tommy Talamanca (SADIST) in a new recording project 'NUFUTIC'. "We are very stoked about this new collaboration. Our working field will be fusion influenced metal, a direction that allows us to combine progressive elements of our musical backgrounds", says Talamanca.

The Dutch/Italian project announced via Thesseling's website [] to hold video auditions for drummers who play jazz-fusion and metal. Interested parties should send their background info and performance web links via email to: contact [at] jeroenthesseling [dot] com.
Tommy works since 1991 with the Italian prog/death band SADIST and recorded their albums "Above the Light" (1993), "Tribe" (1996), "Crust" (1997), "Lego" (2000), "Sadist" (2007) and "Season in Silence" (2010). Last year Tommy contributed a guitar solo to the track "Euclidean Elements" on OBSCURA's latest album, "Omnivium".
collaborated with OBSCURA from 2008 till 2011 and recorded the band's full-length albums "Cosmogenesis" (2009) and "Omnivium" (2011). In 2009 Jeroen rejoined the Dutch death metallers PESTILENCE after a 15-year hiatus. He recorded PESTILENCE's fourth and sixth studio albums, "Spheres" (1993) and "Doctrine" (2011).

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Songs for Rock Band 3

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A new batch of songs from Season of Mist bands have been added to the Rock Band 3 online store! Beside THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's "Farewell, Mona Lisa", you can now download the following tracks for Xbox 360:
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Click here to watch a preview of the songs which already available and the ones to be available soon.

Terrorizer launches fundraising sale

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Legendary grindcore act TERRORIZER are launching a fundraising shirt-sale on their website and also a donation button for people to help Pete raise funds to cover the medical bills of his back surgery.
Please click here for more details, like a message from Pete, a Paypal donation button and the shirt's ad.

TERRORIZER are currently working on their new album, which should hit the stores early 2012.

Old Silver Key makes video

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OLD SILVER KEY, the new band consisting of four DRUDKH members plus French musician Neige (ALCEST, AMESOEURS) on vocals, released their debut album "Tales of Wanderings" earlier this month in Europe and this week in North America.

To back up this ethereal collection of songs, the band entrusted another French artist to design a video clip for the song "Burnt Letters". This artist is none other than Fursy (LES DISCRETS), the man behind the amazing video clip for GHOST BRIGADE's "Clawmaster"! Here is an early still of the video:
"Tales of Wanderings" is available on Season of Mist's e-shop in CD Digipak or LP + download card format.

Season of Mist signs Kells

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Season of Mist just inked a deal with French symphonic metal band KELLS. After the success of 2008's "Lueurs" album, which was distributed by Season of Mist, it is time for KELLS to be an actual part of the label's roster. Bienvenue!
Singer Virginie comments: "After a 2-year collaboration as our distributor, we are very proud to announce that we are now a Season of Mist artist and that we have just signed an exclusive record deal with this record company for the European release of our third album. More info soon!"

KELLS' upcoming album has been tentatively scheduled for an early 2012 release.

Nightrage posts new song

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NIGHTRAGE have released the full track by track feature for their new album "Insidious" which can be found here:

Check out "Insidious" and "Hate Turns Black" on the Lifeforce Records Facebook profile (Facebook "like" requried):

Insidious cover

Out Now in Europe
Out October 11th in North America

01. So far Away (Intro)
02. Delirium Of The Fallen (w/ Apollo Papathanasio of Firewind)
03. Insidious (w/ Tomas Lindberg of At The Gates/ Lock Up)
04. Wrapped In Deceitful Dreams (w/ Gus G of Firewind & Tom S. Englund of Evergrey)
05. Hate Turns Black
06. Sham Piety (w/ Tomas Lindberg)
07. Cloaked In Wolf Skin
08. This World Is Coming To An End (w/ Tomas Lindberg & Apollo Papathanasio)
09. Utmost Ends Of Pain
10. Poignant Memories
11. Hush Of Night
12. Poisoned Pawn
13. Solar Eclipse (Prelude) (w/ John K of Biomechanical)
14. Solar Corona (w/ Gus G & Tom S Englund)
15. Emblem Of light (Outro) (w/ John K)
Japanese Bonus Track and Digital only bonus:
16. Photograph (Def Leppard cover w/Apollo Papathanasio)

NIGHTRAGE is heading out for the "Frets Of Fury" full North America tour with their partners in crime FIREWIND, ARSIS and WHITE WIZZARD in time for the release of "Insidious":

October 9th, 2011 St. Petersburg, FL The State Theater United States
October 10th, 2011 Atlanta, GA Masquerade United States
October 11th, 2011 West Springfield, VA Jaxx United States
October 12th, 2011 New York, NY Gramercy Theater United States
October 13th, 2011 Hampton, NH Wally's United States
October 14th, 2011 Montreal, QC Les Foufounes Electriques Canada
October 15th, 2011 Ottawa, ON Maverick's Canada
October 16th, 2011 Cleveland, OH Peabody's United States
October 18th, 2011 Joliet, IL Mojoe's United States
October 19th, 2011 St. Paul, MN Station 4 United States
October 20th, 2011 Winnipeg, MB The Osbourne Village Inn Canada
October 21st, 2011 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop Canada
October 22nd, 2011 Kelowna, BC Lake City Bowl Canada
October 23rd, 2011 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater Canada
October 24th, 2011 Seattle, WA Studio Seven United States
October 25th, 2011 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater United States
October 26th, 2011 San Francisco, CA Slim's United States
October 27th, 2011 Los Angeles, CA The Whiskey A Go Go United States

For more info check:

Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse

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Odin's rage has been awakened by the steady decline of support for metal in the USA!  

The Allfather has spoken - Metal bands and Einherjar from all over the world shall gather for  the Final Battle! Hosted by the Gods, the Metal Apocalypse is upon us. On September 30th & October 1st twelve of heavy metal's purest acts will ascend upon the Midwest for the Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse. Metal purists unite and join the new kings of metal in battle!   

September 30, 2011 
VIP doors: 5:00pm, Doors: 5:30pm, Show: 6pm
Question of Madness, Ghost in the Ruins, Degradation, Hessler,
Skullview coming out of retirement for one night only, Obsession with the great Michael Vescera

October 1, 2011
VIP doors: 4pm, Doors: 5:30pm, Show: 6pm
Iron Finger, Furnaze, Catalano, Sacred Oath,
Helstar for their only Midwest appearance
Cage performing songs off their new album, Supremacy of Steel.

New Biohazard early 2012

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First Original Lineup Album In 18 Years Will Hit The Street January 20, 2012 Worldwide Free Facebook giveaway of street track “Vengeance Is Mine”

“The laws of the universe only allowed Biohazard to get back together with the original four of us for a small window in time. In that time, we managed to come together and create something we are all truly proud of. This record comes straight from the heart.”
– Bobby Hambel, Biohazard

Reborn In Defiance, the long-­‐awaited new studio album from New York hardcore metal legends Biohazard, has been confirmed for a January 20, 2012 release date. The album will be released via Nuclear Blast worldwide outside of North America, with a US label partner soon to be announced. The band will celebrate the launch with a record release party in their hometown of Brooklyn, New York before setting off on an extensive international tour.

Not only is Reborn In Defiance Biohazard’s first original lineup album in 18 years, but it also marks the last album recorded by the band before the departure of bassist and co-­‐vocalist Evan Seinfeld. The album remains a testament to the four founding members (Billy Graziadei, Bobby Hambel, Evan Seinfeld and Danny Schuler) and their unique chemistry.

“Biohazard has always been a mixture of our personalities, passion, chaos and angst that makes us who we are,” says vocalist and guitarist Billy Graziadei. “It's this energy that comes out of us when we're together that is BIOHAZARD.”

Having last recorded and toured as the fundamental lineup with the release of “State Of The World Address” back in 1994, Biohazard reformed with all four original members back in 2008 to commemorate the band’s 20th anniversary. They went back out on the road together over the next two years, during which time inspiration struck.

“When we first got back together, we knew it would take us a while to figure out how to be a band again,” drummer Danny Schuler explains. “We toured the world over the next 18 months and were genuinely surprised when audiences everywhere reacted as positively as they did. So we started jamming, and we knew there was something there for us to build on. We wanted to take the live energy we were creating and capture it in the studio.”

The legendary Toby Wright (Alice In Chains, Metallica, Sevendust, Korn) was brought in to produce the 13-­‐track Reborn In Defiance, which was recorded in Los Angeles. He turned out to be exactly what the band needed.

“Not only does Toby Wright have excellent music knowledge and engineering skills, but he knew exactly how to work with us on a personal level. He made us keep our attention on the music, and that focus was exactly what Biohazard needed, “explains Hambel. “Toby pushed each of us to bring out the best we have to offer, and we went beyond our comfort zone without ever losing sight of the general vision we all had for this record.”

Adds Schuler, “It was made in the same tradition of every album we've ever made together, a bunch of guys in a room, looking to move the world with our words and
music. We're very proud of what we've done on this record; it ties together everything about what made us unique in the past, with a new attitude and excitement towards the future.”

The band will embark on a massive world tour following their record release party in New York, with concerts in Europe, North America, Australia, Asia and South America planned. Dates and details will be announced shortly.

As a thank you for their loyal fans, Biohazard is giving away a free track titled “Vengeance Is Mine” from the new album. Fans can download the track from the band’s Facebook page.
Graziadei states, “There are three elements of creating an album: the album you want to make, the album you make and the album you wish you made. Reborn in Defiance is the first album for us that has hit all three, and we’re psyched to finally bring it to the masses.”

Biohazard has sold over five million albums worldwide since their formation in the late eighties in Brooklyn, New York. They achieved international success with their albums Urban Discipline on Roadrunner Records in 1992 and 1994’s State of the World Address on Warner Brothers. Over the years, Biohazard has collaborated with Onyx, Cypress Hill, Agnostic Front, Hatebreed, Pantera, and Type O Negative, among others. The band has continued to tour nationally and internationally, sharing stages with House of Pain, Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Danzig, Fear Factor, Sepultura and Agnostic Front